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Saturday, February 28, 2009


Mesclun!!!! First sign of Spring vegetables!!! Ted Blew of Oak Grove Farm has brought in beautiful tiny greens. I picked up a fresh sheep's milk cheese from Three Corner Field Farm to go with it and some Aged Farmstead cow's milk cheese from Cato for a nibble later.

We're really rich with all sorts of meats and poultry in the Greenmarket. Quattro's Game Farm has luscious chickens, ducks, and other poultry (Can't wait for their own signs of Spring -- pheasant, duck, and turkey eggs. Soon!). Violet Hill has delicious chickens, bacon, pork roasts, sausages, and flavorful smoked pig trotters. Flying Pig has various tasty cuts of pork and excellent liverwurst.

Ted Blew says he stores his excellent popcorn in the refrigerator. I generally put it in the freezer, which he also recommends. I get fluffy popcorn every time!

Cato has an interesting wine-washed cheese and a number of other great varieties today. There's plenty of good bread and Ronnybrook has delicious butters, fresh cheeses, milks, and flavored yogurts.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Parrot Tulips! Pickled Asparagus! Flying Pig Pork!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Flora Perfecta has beautiful tulips, as befits the surprise Spring day we're having. Beth's Jam has pickled asparagus, ramps, and fiddleheads, a delicious hint of the fresh versions to come. Muddy River is here with root vegetables and Flying Pig has their terrific pork products.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fresh Dried Beans! Tulips! Honey!

Cayuga is here again with their fresh dried heirloom Jacob's Cattle and other beans and spelt. Andrew's Honey has several tasty varieties, including whipped wildflower honey. Flora Perfecta has beautiful tulips, lilies, and hyacinths. Beth's Jam is in a new spot on the 14th Street end of the market and you'll find wheatgrass on the west side of the market.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Ted Blew says that Oak Grove will most likely have MESCLUN next Saturday! It's the first sign of Spring! The only thing that might make it happen later is a bad weather day this coming week, but it would have to be really awful.

D'Attilico is here with beautiful greens and Paffenroth has their delicious winter vegetables. Cato is here with cheeses and Three Corner Field Farm has delicious cheeses, yogurts, and lamb. Catskill Merino Sheep Farm has delicious lamb and beautiful wool. Violet Hill has great looking chickens, pork products, and eggs, and Flying Pig has their tasty liverwurst and various cuts of pork. Quattro's has venison, poultry, soups, sausages, and smoked poultry. Ronnybrook is here with milk, yogurt, ice cream, butters, and other dairy products.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Himalayan Rock Salt and Honey!!

Here for their second week is Cayuga Pure Organics with good-looking dry beans -- navy beans, Jacobs Cattle beans, and several others. They made a one pound mixture for me that looks excellent.

Windfall Farm has a number of different greens and sprouts, including tasty Fava greens.

It's a beautiful day in the greenmarket, with tulip farmers, fruit farmers, Andrew's honey, Cato's cheeses, and vegetable stands (Shushan tomatoes, etc.) There's also an interesting (non-Greenmarket) stand with Himalayan rock salt!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Lamb Chops and Gorgeous Wool

I'm trying lamb chops from Catskill Merino Sheep Farm today. I had to walk away quickly from their gorgeous knitting wool -- lovely textures, natural dyes -- too tempting!! They have an interesting web site at www.catskill-merino.com

Cato has luscious farmstead cheese and Bridgid's Abbey, and Ronnybrook has various desserts and cheeses in addition to their milks, butters, yogurts, and ice creams.

Violet Hill has Belle Rouge chickens, pork, lamb, sausages, and eggs, and Quattro's has good looking ducks, chickens, and other poultry, and eggs. Flying pig is here as well, with great pork items and chickens.

Paffenroth has their usual wide array of root vegetables, including salsify and burdock as well as shallots, potatoes, and onions. There are stands with great looking mushrooms,